The 12-year-old from Molendinar, QLD is only in his second year riding MX but has thrown himself head first into this unique moto trip. Having landed stateside on 18 October, the first stop was at Yamaha’s US office in California to pick up a YZ65 to run in. Then Jenson will be trained by multi South African champion Caleb Tennant before travelling east, training and racing along the way.
On October 31 he is due to arrive at Tomahawk MX in West Virginia for a training day with newly-crowned AMA SX2 Champion Aussie Jett Lawrence and his brother Hunter. Jenson then continues the dream trip with another training day at The Moto Academy before heading to Florida to race the Mini Os Junior MX championships. The culmination of this once in a lifetime trip will be an attempt to qualify for the world’s largest amateur race, Loretta Lynn’s in Tennessee.
“I have a long road ahead if I want to be at the top level, but I am willing to work,” explains Jenson. “I am so excited and thankful to Yamaha Australia and Yamaha USA for their help in making this happen. I am a rookie in this MX game and am pumped to gain as much experience as I can,” he continues.
“Jenson bleeds blue and works his butt off at motocross,” explains dad Joey Bridge. “After he was selected for the YZ65 Cup he seemed to go to another level. He’s still a way off the top riders but ready to put in work. Between myself, Nick Marshall, YMA and YMUS a plan was hatched. Really didn't know what the outcome would be but fast forward to October and we are training on the YZ65 from California across to Florida ready for Mini Os for a week-long of racing,” continues Joey.
“YMA is happy to have helped Jenson’s dream trip become reality – all the stars lined up, so fingers crossed it all goes well for him,” adds YMA Head of Marketing and Communication, Nick Marshall.